CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago intersection where an actor who appeared in the film “School of Rock” was killed while riding his bicycle was flagged three years ago by a traffic safety group as “the worst thing in the world.” “Notoriously unsafe and dangerous” by the traffic safety group. But it said no improvements.
In a 2018 study, the Active Transportation Alliance identified an intersection in Logan Square on the north side of the city as a “High collision area” due to poor visibility and heavy traffic
Kevin Clark, who plays drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the 2003 film starring Jack Black, was hit by a car at a crossroads Wednesday and pronounced dead in hospital. Police said a witness told officers that Clark, 32, was riding east on Logan Boulevard when he ran a red light and was hit by a car across Logan on Western Road. avenue
Authorities said the 20-year-old driver who hit Clark had received multiple references and the accident was still under investigation.
Clark̵7;s death prompted the transportation alliance to renew the call for improved safety in the facility. some of which are under the Kennedy Expressway.
“We can only hope that we will see a response immediately before the next tragedy,” Jim Murrell, managing director of the sponsoring nonprofit told the Chicago Sun-Times. happened.”
Merrill said the group had made several recommendations to build the intersection, which runs partially beneath the Kennedy Expressway, safer. but no one has been installed.
Clark is at least the second cyclist known to have been killed at a crossroads. Tyler Fabek, 22, was beaten to death by his driver in April 2008.